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As part of the Right Brain Education program, children are encouraged to complete a variety of puzzle activities and games. These activities help to develop problem-solving skills, logic and reasoning, and fine motor skills. Additionally, these activity sheets require children to write by hand as opposed to typing on a computer or a tablet. Writing by hand fires up specific areas of a child’s brain, improving the ability to both remember what (s)he learns and to think of new ideas.
The following worksheets are similar to the kind of puzzle worksheets that the children complete in class:
The sheets above are samples from School Zone on Amazon. Any similar books with activities like these should work equally well.
Alternatively, you can also encourage your child to work on the following types of puzzle activities:
- Spot the Difference
- Jigsaw Puzzles – Something like the Kumon Jigsaw Puzzle Books is an economical way to get a variety of simple jigsaw puzzles without having to spend a fortune. Although, you will have to assist the younger children with the cutting, then let them work out how to put the pieces together.
- Origami (Kumon has a good series of paper folding books to start with for younger children)
- Writing skills: letters and numbers – there are lots of these online that you can download and print out for free:
- Dot-to-dot (free printable worksheets)
- Matching Puzzle Games like these: